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the killer b'z...

well, here i am, settling into my summer routine..kinda. i work from 8 to 12 painting walls at the union, and then 2 to 6 in the parking garage. its alot more difficult working full time than i thought it would be, but at least both of my jobs are relatively easy. the only problem is fitting in enough bass practice time. i want music to be the center of my life, but at the same time, i want a social life, and i have to exercise and work...

im a little bit dissapointed now, mostly in myself. i need to work on being less critical towards others as well as me. theres a saying in japanese "be hard on yourself and gentle to others"...its one of the few proverbs i really kinda like...i need to start with being kinder to others, and maybe some of it will rub off to myself as well....

i talked to john for the first time a few days ago, and just saw him at pita pit. its nice not being angry anymore....so why did seeing him make me feel a bit sad? even though we kinda took different directions in our life, im glad that theres still stuff i can relate to with him, like music and movies....and star trek!!! (yes its in its own category)

with eric, theres a different set of things i can relate to with him, and then theres things he just doesnt have a clue about...but im trying to not be too judgemental, and he's interested in learning...i think....at least when it comes to star trek and muppets.....he didnt seem too impressed with radiohead, but he likes what little beatles he's heard....i guess we'll just see what happens.

maybe i need to take my vitamins more often; maybe i need more sleep; maybe i need to stop having such great expectations and hopes. i just need to move on, mature up, whatever. and play music.

speaking of...thats another area that i need to build confidence in..i dont know, my confidence just comes, and then it quickly slips away again. i wish i had more practice time, but oh well. maybe ill get an ipod off ebay , so then i can at least listen to music while i paint. and even work is practice in a way. painting keeps reminding me of the karate kid, and i start thinking abotu zen and daoism, about how there are many paths but one way.

i want to be in a band with dorian, but i lost his number or something, and im going out of town for a week....maybe i should call him just to touch base...

im bummed out about this latin music band im in post-ron y ritmo. its eric, me, this totally awesome drummer, and this older dude that just came from columbia, jose. jose is a really amazing salsa pianist, but he plays everything by ear, doesnt read music, and cant even tell me how many bars of one chord there are, or where the chord changes are, read music, etc. its pretty difficult for me to deal with, especially since im not terribly strong when it comes to the rhythms...oh and he only speaks spanish. im the only one in the band that doesnt speak it, which really sucks. BUT i am really stoked about this other latin jazz band the konga player from ron y ritmo asked me to be in. its going to be the ron y ritmo drummer, the konga player on vibes, plus eric on sax, and a trombone player. AND i get to play upright, AND the konga/vibes guy wants to build up to more experimental stuff, using effects pedals on various instruments and making standard tunes unique to us. i never imagined i would be into playing covers, but when it comes to jazz, im just as happy to play standards....it would be really cool to write my own jazz tune someday though! oooh, and i still want to make a jazz super mario bros medly....and i got an idea to make a jazz version of Istanbul the other day.....mmmm...

on ideas.....i got a WICKED cool idea for a photo project yesterday! i want to take pictures of people wearing converses! but i just want to take pictures of the feet/converses....i think it would be neat to make a collage thing out of the photos, and you could see all these people that wear the same brand of shoe, but also, what the shoe says about the person wearing it....i might take background into consideration too, but probably not...just whereever i see a chuck taylor wearing person, ill stop them and ask if i can take a picture of their feet!! already, i know i MUST get a picture of chris and chase wearing their hi-tops before its too late! sooooo ANYONE who has chucks should let me take a picture of their feet in them! i promise its not a fetish thing.....really......

tomorrow i leave for a bass camp in stillwater, then on sunday im going to denton for a bass camp there!im really excited and really nervous. like i said, i dont feel like ive had enough practice time despite it being summer...BUT TOMORROW IM BUYING MY VERY OWN BASS...maybe. im going to test it out for a couple weeks before i make a final decision, but imagine ill get it...which is why im trying to work so much this summer. im really excited about it, but worried too. it means no more monetary safety net. in fact i had given up on the bass, and planned to just buy a new guitar and amp (BTW if anyone hears of a bass amp for sale, let me know!!! please!), start a roth ira account, save some $, AND go on a trip somewhere...but alas, the bass will take all my savings, and them some....meh.....but ive definetly decided against selling my motorcycle (i cant imagine anyone buying it anyways) and NO to egg harvesting (YUCK!!) im considering going back to plasma donating, but its hard to find time when you work 8 hours a day....ill come up with something...somehow...i hope.

i finished the graphic novel maus yesterday; now i really want to read the latest promethea, and Y.....at least comics are the last bastion of summer i have left. now if only i could get my hands on that new super mario bros for gameboy....
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